Club recycles ideas for floral displays

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AN enjoyable evening was had by all at Caistor and District Flower Club, Jan Travis delighting everyone with demonstrations based around using recycled materials – This, that and a bit of tat.

Her first demonstration used a wooden box made out of decking, while the arrangement itself was made with many tall sticks sprayed silver and creamy pink roses (Columbian), placed in horizontal layers at four different levels and pink hellebores placed around the bottom of the container.

Next, a tall glass vase was filled with shells and arched pussy willows placed at different angles, together with white spider chrysanthemums – simple but stunning.

Bright yellow sunflowers featured in the next demonstration, using a very large frame made out of recycled wood, while a further four demonstrations followed using various recycled materials, including an ivy vine ring, a sweet tin, an urn and finally the use of an arrangement that could be attached to a tall stand or even a broom handle.

To go alongside Jan’s displays, members had their own recycling competition, which included demonstrations in a shoe, wine bottle, cake stand and margarine tub, but the winner was one done in a plastic milk bottle container. Thanks went to all those who took part.

Final preparations are being made for the club’s annual show on July 21. Tickets are available from Caroline Jackson on 07708 697860, at a cost of £18 for the whole day, which includes lunch and a demonstration by John Chennell.